06-20-2019, 11:01 AM
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Every once in awhile I like to put my old Gillette Trac II in my shaving rotation. I enjoy the way it feels. I never cared for the razors that swiveled with your face. I feel more in control with my Trac II than with any other cartridge razor.

So I pull out the old Trac II and take it for a spin every once in awhile. I still love the way it shaves. I was a good design when it came out and still is.


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 06-21-2019, 07:02 AM
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I guess not much interest in the Trac II.

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 06-21-2019, 10:02 AM
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  • chazt
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A Trac II was what I turned to when blades were no longer available for the Wilkinson Bonded razor. I used it for many years until Gillette decided I needed more than 2 blades. So of course I became a sheep and bought whatever they wanted to sell me. Although I don’t have my original Trac II handle, I’ve since bought the current incarnation, called (I think) P II. It seems to be exactly like the old Trac II other than the brand name embossed into the handle. I still prefer the carts sans lube strip, as they feel very slimy to me. The Trac II is good when traveling, and it’s safe and easy to use around the ears due to its slim profile. I don’t use it often, but I’m glad to have one.

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 06-21-2019, 01:24 PM
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  • norton
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Track II and the Schick Super II are fine - I have the GII - which I believe was sold in France and like the PII still available, and a Super II or two. 

I agree with chaz about the slime strips.  I think Gillette has even brought back the ones without it - marketed under that same 7 O'clock PII label.

Easy to obtain, good for carry-on travel restrictions, and won't break the bank if you lose it.

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 06-21-2019, 06:05 PM
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It's a great little razor. Does the job.

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 06-22-2019, 01:56 PM
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I still grab my wife's disposable Trac II to shave the back of my neck in the shower...thanks for not telling her.  Cool

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 06-22-2019, 06:09 PM
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  • chazt
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Tell her what?

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 06-29-2019, 12:54 AM
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One of my non- DE favorites too. I alternate between a trac ii and a bic disposable while travelling and sometimes continue using it when I'm back home.

It's a pity that the original handles are getting much harder to find.

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 06-29-2019, 07:12 AM
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Prices on these handles have gone crazy.  Even the GII (European version). 

The Schick Super II will also take Trac II blades - and there are plenty of artisan / 3rd party handles available. 
Funny though - we only seem to want what's hard to get.

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 06-29-2019, 09:18 AM
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I believe the 7 O'clock version is still easy to get. I think Amazon carries it.

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 06-29-2019, 09:22 AM
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Here is a link to where you can get the Gillette version:

 Moderator Note:  Link to website not affiliated with TSN removed.

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 06-29-2019, 10:16 AM
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  • chazt
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An interested party could look for razors direct.

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 06-29-2019, 03:55 PM
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(06-29-2019, 10:16 AM)chazt Wrote: An interested party could look for razors direct.

Hey Chaz! If you still have your Wilkinson bonded razor, I think I have some bonded blades that are new in the box. If you want em I can shoot them your way!

Let me know!

Vr

Matt

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 06-29-2019, 04:21 PM
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  • chazt
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(06-29-2019, 03:55 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(06-29-2019, 10:16 AM)chazt Wrote: An interested party could look for razors direct.

Hey Chaz! If you still have your Wilkinson bonded razor, I think I have some bonded blades that are new in the box. If you want em I can shoot them your way!

Let me know!

Vr

Matt

I wish I still had a WB handle, Matt. At one point I had two of them! Thanks for the offer, my friend. FWIW, they occasionally come up in BST or on the bay. I’m not actively looking for one, but I f I come across one in my travels in reality or the interwebs, I’ll give you a heads up.

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 06-29-2019, 05:08 PM
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Trac II is my favorite cart. I can’t stand swivel.

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